Restaurant in Nova Scotia quickly closes after reports of norovirus

While details remain slim, it appears a Nova Scotia restaurant did what celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal didn’t: close at the first sign of illness.

And contact health types.

Harbourfront restaurant The Bicycle Thief temporarily shut its doors Saturday evening as “a precautionary step” after learning that several staff and customers were showing norovirus symptoms, owner Stephanie Bertossi said in a news release.

The restaurant will reopen at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

“Individuals who had symptoms reported feeling better within 12 hours,” said Bertossi.

“As soon as we became aware that some staff were ill, we contacted the Department of Agriculture to advise of the situation and they have been exemplary in working with us to ensure the well-being of our customers and staff,” said Bertossi.

“At our request, an inspector from the Department of Agriculture will be at the restaurant Monday.”